Flin Flon-area women charged with uttering threats after ‘shoot a Indian day’ post

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Two women have been arrested after Facebook posts suggested “a purge” and “shoot a Indian day.”

RCMP say the women, from Flin Flon, Man., and nearby Denare Beach, Sask., face charges of uttering threats and public incitement of hatred.  Read the rest of this entry

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Tribal canoes converge on Tacoma for songs, stories and renewal of culture

Dismantle the AFN – before it causes any more damage to Indigenous sovereignty

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Participants in the elections for AFN National Chief at the AFN’s annual general assembly in July 2018.  Photo by Josh Campbell/Briarpatch

by Courtney Arlt, Briarpatch blog,   July 25, 2018

As I write, the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is holding elections for the Office of the National Chief, during their 39th annual general meeting. Amidst protests against the government buying and ramming through Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, and camps fighting for justice for Indigenous children on the lawns of government buildings, candidates and past chiefs alike have argued that the AFN is out of touch with grassroots movements. Even as candidates promise to reform the AFN, the question remains: is the AFN even worth reforming? Read the rest of this entry

Tiny House Warriors establish new village to resist pipeline, assert Secwepemc sovereignty

No Consent Secwepemcby Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 19, 2018

The Tiny House Warriors have established a new village in BC’s interior at the site of a planned worker’s camp and are calling land defenders to the area in an effort to stop the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and assert Secwepemc sovereignty in Secwepemcul’ecw, their unceded territory. Read the rest of this entry

‘It’s going to be a hot Indian Summer’: Secwepemc Women Warriors call land defenders to B.C.

Tiny-Houses-Warriors-Flag-1000-x-562by Justin Brake, APTN National News, July 15, 2018

Members of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society are calling land defenders and warriors to British Columbia, where prominent Secwepemc Ktunaxa land defender Kanahus Manuel was arrested Saturday morning while asserting Secwepemc title and rights and resisting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Read the rest of this entry

RCMP arrest Indigenous pipeline protester at provincial park near Kamloops, B.C.

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A still from a video on a Facebook page belonging to Kanahus Manuel shows her being handcuffed and taken away by RCMP officers. (Kanahus Manuel/Facebook)

Facebook video shot at scene shows RCMP officers detaining a woman protesting Trans Mountain pipeline

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RCMP execute search warrants at Chilliwack cannabis shops on First Nations land

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A Chilliwack RCMP officer outside the Indigenous Bloom Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation on July 12 as a search warrant is executed. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress)

Officers on scene at The Kure on Skwah and Indigenous Bloom on Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt Thursday

by Paul Henderson, Chilliwack Progress, July 12, 2018

The proprietors of two new cannabis retail shops on two different local First Nations reserves in Chilliwack learned this week that, yes, marijuana is still illegal.

At around 10 a.m. on July 12, Mounties blocked the entrance to the parking lots at The Kure Cannabis Dispensary on the Skwah First Nation just off Wolfe Road, and at the newer Indigenous Bloom Medical Cannabis Dispensary on the Kwaw-Kwaw-Apilt First Nation on Ashwell Drive. Read the rest of this entry

Tsilhqot’in move to ban non-native moose hunting

mooseby Monica Lamb-Yorski, Williams Lake Tribune, July 12, 2018

The Tsilhqot’in National Government (TNG) will be attempting to ban Limited Entry Hunt (LEH) licenses for moose hunting in its territory this fall.

TNG tribal chair Chief Joe Alphonse said during an emergency meeting held Tuesday at Tl’esqox (Riske Creek), he received full endorsement from leadership to pursue a legal challenge against the LEH allocations for 2018. Read the rest of this entry

Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit of 18 months ‘time served’ taken off of her sentence, from time spent in North Dakota jails before trial proceedings began. Fallis is expected to serve a total of 39 months in prison followed by 3 years probation. Read the rest of this entry

How the Oka Crisis has shaped 4 generations in Kanesatake and Kahnawake

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Warrior raises rifle from atop an overturned police cruiser at Oka roadblock in Quebec on July 1990. Photo by Tom Hanson / The Canadian Press.

‘You could say, it woke us up,’ says 72-year-old John Cree

by Jessica Deer, CBC News,

Every year on July 11, Bryan Deer spends the morning at the foot of the Mercier Bridge connecting Montreal with Kahnawake as a reminder to his community and the thousands of commuters that pass through it of an important day in Canadian history. Read the rest of this entry